Chris Peterson

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Chris Peterson

219 days ago

Chappelle argues this makes me "too sensitive, too brittle"; I just think I have better things to do than watch a standup set that could just as well have been a Fox News special

Dave Chappelle’s Betrayal

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Chris Peterson

290 days ago

Woe be it to the next engineer caught in the double bind where there will be consequences if they don’t work quickly enough and there will be consequences if they don’t conform to a process that slows them down so much that they can’t get their work done quickly enough.

Subverting the process

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Chris Peterson

295 days ago

A Modest Proposal for software development

The thing that finally condemns the entire “baseball” idea, however is this: even with all these improvements, the game is no fun at all.

We tried baseball, and it didn’t work.

We Tried Baseball and It Didn't Work

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Chris Peterson

295 days ago

Invading Iraq and Afghanistan, dropping iron fragmentation bombs on villages and towns, kidnapping, torturing and imprisoning tens of thousands of people, using drones to sow terror from the skies, resurrected the discredited radical jihadists and was a potent recruiting tool in the fight against U.S. and NATO forces. We were the best thing that ever happened to the Taliban and al Qaeda.

Hedges: The Collective Suicide Machine and the Fall of Kabul

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Chris Peterson

353 days ago

This is one hell of a wild ride.

Samsel is the second Kansas lawmaker to be arrested this year.

Kansas Rep. Mark Samsel charged with battery after physical altercation with student

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Chris Peterson

400 days ago

The fact of the matter is this: We have absolutely no idea. The real tragedy? It’s such a specific problem, there’s only one website in history that could have provided an answer

'How Do You Get Spaghetti Stains Out of Underwear?': An Ode to Yahoo Answers

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Chris Peterson

416 days ago

I hate that this actually works

Media, which until recently was known as Tongji Healthcare Group Inc., is up 626% year-to-date as of yesterday’s close, possibly because people confuse it with Clubhouse the app.

Citi Won’t Misplace $500 Million Again

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Chris Peterson

418 days ago

This entire article is amazing. Thanks to John Leen for sharing with me.

They were momentarily stymied, but they had already filled out all the paperwork; what were they going to do, not arrest him?

Fake Insider Trading Is Illegal Too

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Chris Peterson

549 days ago

A more accurate but perhaps less flattering claim would be that my Honda Odyssey can travel at the fastest speed Virgin Hyperloop has yet attained, and with four times as many people riding in it.

Virgin Hyperloop Has Invented The World’s Crappiest High-Speed Rail

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Chris Peterson

577 days ago

The great masses of Americans cling so desperately to their own imagined versions of things like freedom of religion and right to bear arms because those are the only freedoms they can claim without deceiving themselves to have. If those are taken away they would be forced to recognize how truly un-free in any useful sense they are. If people are unable to find work that pays a sufficient amount to cover life's necessities and to live in a manner and place of their choosing, then all of their many intangible rights and freedoms guaranteed by law provide only a superficial – important, but superficial nonetheless – freedom. We are free, in short, to do whatever we can afford, which, in the majority of cases, is to say "Not much."

CHURLISH

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Chris Peterson

632 days ago

Reminds me of Apex quite a bit (although note quite the same timescale). Interesting observations of why keeping legacy logic working is essential.

In the Emacs world (and in many other domains, some of which we’ll explore below), when they make an API obsolete, they are basically saying: “You really shouldn’t use this approach, because even though it works, it suffers from various deficiencies which we enumerate here. But in the end it’s your call.”

Dear Google Cloud: Your Deprecation Policy is Killing You

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Chris Peterson

633 days ago

Carrying out a payment with Visa requires about 0.002 kilowatt-hours; the same payment with bitcoin uses up 906 kilowatt-hours, more than half a million times as much, and enough to power a two-person household for about three months.

Blockchain, the amazing solution for almost nothing

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Chris Peterson

804 days ago

TeX was invented to typeset a book. No plural.

Donald Knuth - The Patron Saint of Yak Shaves

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Chris Peterson

1026 days ago

To describe this man as an American hero requires ignoring the immense suffering for which he was personally responsible, both on and off the battlefield. It requires ignoring his participation in the industry of human bondage, his betrayal of his country in defense of that institution, the battlefields scattered with the lifeless bodies of men who followed his orders and those they killed, his hostility toward the rights of the freedmen and his indifference to his own students waging a campaign of terror against the newly emancipated. It requires reducing the sum of human virtue to a sense of decorum and the ability to convey gravitas in a gray uniform.

The Myth of the Kindly General Lee

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Chris Peterson

1112 days ago

A Conspiracy To Kill IE6

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Chris Peterson

1119 days ago

"banning Nazis might actually work so we can't do it" is a fun take

Twitter hasn’t taken the same aggressive approach to white supremacist content because the collateral accounts that are impacted can, in some instances, be Republican politicians.

Why Won’t Twitter Treat White Supremacy Like ISIS? Because It Would Mean Banning Some Republican Politicians Too.

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Chris Peterson

1311 days ago

The dragons of the unknown; part 1 – corporate bureaucracies

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Chris Peterson

1443 days ago

Sick literary review burn.

The magic kingdom of Dinesh D'Souza

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Chris Peterson

1449 days ago

Blockchain is not only crappy technology but a bad vision for the future

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Chris Peterson

1512 days ago

What No One Tells You About Being a Product Manager

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Chris Peterson

1572 days ago

Coconut Headphones: Why Agile Has Failed

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Chris Peterson

1580 days ago

Thou shalt not bypass the intent of the configured security settings

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Chris Peterson

1583 days ago

HackerNoon - read, write and learn about any technology

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Chris Peterson

1656 days ago

Like Oppenheimer, Twitter was so obsessed with splitting the atom they never stopped to think what we’d do with it.

One person’s history of Twitter, from beginning to end

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Chris Peterson

1730 days ago

Focus on the problem first, not the solution. Don’t pick any tool until you have fully understood what you are trying to achieve or solve. Don’t give up solving the actual problem and make it all about learning and using the shinny new tech

YAGNI, Cargo Cult and Overengineering - the Planes Won't Land Just Because You Built a Runway in Your Backyard

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Chris Peterson

1748 days ago

The reactionary right scream for a rugged and manly authenticity because they are the most domesticated people in existence. They wilt in horror at a few kids in hoodies or a few students who don’t approve of what they have to say because a lifetime of bourgeois morality and the comforts of a life built on imperial superprofits have made them biddable, tail-wagging, snarling but tamed.

Voyage to the prison planet

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Chris Peterson

1851 days ago

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Chris Peterson

1871 days ago

Excellent writeup of the technical details behind the lastpass security scare. Especially crazy: "foo.bar can be made to resolve with a <form> element with a child <input> element with name=bar."

1225 - project-zero - Project Zero - Monorail

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Chris Peterson

1878 days ago

The Pitfalls of Boolean Trap

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Chris Peterson

1931 days ago

Cargo Cult Agile

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Chris Peterson

1959 days ago

Did Inadequate Women’s Healthcare Destroy Star Wars’ Old Republic?

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Chris Peterson

1996 days ago

More on the time Rudy Giuliani helped incite a riot of racist cops

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Chris Peterson

2008 days ago

This got taken down because of a comically frivolous legal threat, which of course means it's worth a read.

Corruption, Lies, and Death Threats: The Crazy Story of the Man Who Pretended to Invent Email

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Chris Peterson

2009 days ago

Killed By A Machine: The Therac-25

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Chris Peterson

2019 days ago

It’s this awful catch-22, where recognizing the true nature of the problem actually hinders the ability to overcome.

Trump: Tribune Of Poor White People

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Chris Peterson

2024 days ago

Booth Babes Don’t Work

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Chris Peterson

2025 days ago

If you're only going to read one "inside the mind of Trump" article this election, this is the one to go with.

How Half Of America Lost Its F**king Mind

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Chris Peterson

2026 days ago

This is so dumb, but so great.

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Chris Peterson

2029 days ago

How do we respond to threats after our endorsement? This is how

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Chris Peterson

2029 days ago

Knightmare: A DevOps Cautionary Tale

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Chris Peterson

2029 days ago

Well worth reading. Fascinating story of both the history of BART and world class civic participation.

Bill Wattenburg’s Background: BART—Bay Area Rapid Transit System

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Chris Peterson

2186 days ago

Give to givers. Take time to give to folks who give, be cautious of people who always take.

A Manager’s Job Is Making Sure Employees Have a Life Outside Work

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Chris Peterson

2240 days ago

Expect to spend time on code review every day, throughout the day

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Chris Peterson

2259 days ago

There's quite a bit in this post I don't fully agree with, but it's core points certainly have some level of validity. Scrum does have some very bad attributes for a product company, especially if you see scrum as an immutable system and don't subject the process to the same iterative improvement you expect from code.

Why &quot;Agile&quot; and especially Scrum are terrible

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Chris Peterson

2260 days ago

Presented without comment other than to look up the scaled agile framework before looking at this.

Large Agile Framework Appropriate for Big, Lumbering Enterprises

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Chris Peterson

2260 days ago

The single best article I've seen on unit testing. Its all too rare for these to explain why instead of just telling you what to do.

Worth a read even if you're already doing TDD

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Chris Peterson

2278 days ago

The best digestible counterpoint to "Facebook does it, we can too!"

Facebook’s code quality problem

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Chris Peterson

2290 days ago

If you build managed packages on salesforce this is a seriously awesome concept for loose coupling.

Apex Calls Between Independent Packages

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Chris Peterson

2299 days ago

It might be basic but the virtues of good tests are all too often forgotten. Maybe a mnemonic will help. Can't hurt.

Unit Testing: What to Test? Right-BICEP and CORRECT

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Chris Peterson

2314 days ago

The resolution of the Bitcoin experiment

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